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    Sticky: '98 Apple Green tuo from Teaclassico. Wanted...

    '98 Apple Green tuo from Teaclassico. Wanted something mature after all that super-young stuff. It was fine, but most of the quality is in the storage and not from the original leaves, and I got to...
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    Sticky: The last is the Du Quan. This tea has a lot of...

    The last is the Du Quan. This tea has a lot of elegance, sort of like the Long Lan Xu, but a bit more solid. In early brews I was gratified with a bit of expression in the throat and some...
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    Sticky: The next EoT maocha I tried was the Long Lan Xu. ...

    The next EoT maocha I tried was the Long Lan Xu. It has the dry cloth floral element that I associate with Jingmai and some other Simao teas. It's a bit sweeter floral than Jingmai usually is in...
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    Sticky: Two teas of the day... I started off by...

    Two teas of the day...

    I started off by brewing some TU LSD maocha, which, in its first two brews, was really quite decent this time, only to spot the mailman leaving a nice parcel from the UK. ...
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    Sticky: An Xiang sheng, a very good session, with good...

    An Xiang sheng, a very good session, with good body in taste and texture. Very fruity for something not soggy, and the soup was thick and soft. The anti-ADD mind clarity happened, and a slight bit...
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    worth noting for my purposes that an xiang had a...

    worth noting for my purposes that an xiang had a very light, thin taste and viscosity, intense sweetness, long taste, aftertaste. Qi is as normal.
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    Sticky: Yesterday was half and half 2013 YS Fengchun and...

    Yesterday was half and half 2013 YS Fengchun and 801 8582. Successful blend, with a nice strong fruity finish. And the Fengchun is finished off.

    Today, I finished off the YS 2011 Sanhezhai, of...
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    Sticky: White Whale today. I mostly just like it. Pot...

    White Whale today. I mostly just like it. Pot dampens the oily feel and sharpness of green camphor, compared to gaiwan. Has more caffeine the qi, but still a pretty good and even burn. Lasts in...
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    Sticky: finished off the Last Thoughts, about five more...

    finished off the Last Thoughts, about five more brews. Not much flavor, some texture, sweetness, and qi. Since it was smooth all the way though, I drank and enjoyed these light infusions.

    2002...
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    Sticky: I finished off most of the rest of my Last...

    I finished off most of the rest of my Last Thoughts sample, 4g in a gaiwan. I'd still be inclined to buy this tea.

    It's not as dark tasting, and there were no chocolate or menghai tones. There...
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    Sticky: 1998 Red Label 8582. Although this is too...

    1998 Red Label 8582. Although this is too browned for me for my personal tastes, I did enjoy this one. Expecting the heavy storage and the greater liveliness from getting a rest and breathing time...
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    Sticky: 2013 YS Nanpozhai. This was my best session of...

    2013 YS Nanpozhai. This was my best session of Nanpozhai either from '11 or '13. It did a little special stuff, but very minute and subtle. A little qi, a little bit of an interesting aftertaste...
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    Sticky: Had the YS 2013 Jingmai (Mangjing) today. I...

    Had the YS 2013 Jingmai (Mangjing) today. I enjoyed it, and a bit more than I did the Naka two days ago. This has had the advantage of being crafted more to bring immediate enjoyment (more stuff...
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    Sticky: Had to abort a shu session, so I went with...

    Had to abort a shu session, so I went with pu-erh.sk Naka, four grams. I think I kind of got the sort of let down I had with the TU LBZ, with the second try of that tea. This tea is quite fine, but...
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    Sticky: When I woke up, I decided I wanted something...

    When I woke up, I decided I wanted something nice, so XZH Fall '07 Jinggu Nu'er Cha. I figured it was close enough to that seven year mark, what's three-four months between friends? Dry leaf was...
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    Sticky: Unknown bangwei. Wanted to see if I really liked...

    Unknown bangwei. Wanted to see if I really liked it, and also experimenting with using nine grams instead of my usual seven. That didn't really make the tea stronger flavored, and it increased the...
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    Sticky: Decided to give the 2003 Big Zhong 7542 tea from...

    Decided to give the 2003 Big Zhong 7542 tea from Teaclassico another try... I don't think it's as weird tasting as I first thought. And not smoky or derived from smoke. Soup viscosity is thinner...
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    Sticky: The last Teaclassico tea is the 1998 apple green...

    The last Teaclassico tea is the 1998 apple green tuocha. The website sez that it's been in dry HK storage. Can't be true, since this is relatively hard stored with frosting even inside chunks. ...
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    Sticky: Today, I had the Dingxinghao tuo from 2000. ...

    Today, I had the Dingxinghao tuo from 2000. Shorthand for those of you that know, it's very much like the Dingxinghao cakes offered by EoT and Puerhshop, as well as the original Taobao vendors. ...
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    Sticky: This was a pretty simple one for today, didn't...

    This was a pretty simple one for today, didn't really like the two teas I had. The first, Teaclassico's '98 commissioned Red Mark 8582, is mostly because it's been stored too hard for my tastes, you...
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    Sticky: Tongqinghao '90s cake from the proprietor of...

    Tongqinghao '90s cake from the proprietor of Teaclassico. Having looked this up on Taobao, it's either '92 or '96. Dry leaves was firmly compressed and looking pretty unpromising. Did deliver, in...
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    Sticky: 90's 8582, Orange in Orange, from the proprietor...

    90's 8582, Orange in Orange, from the proprietor of Teaclassico. This particular tea is not on the website.

    I felt that this was an okay tea. It has a relatively thin taste compared to the 2003...
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    Sticky: Today was Last Thoughts, the white2tea elite Yiwu...

    Today was Last Thoughts, the white2tea elite Yiwu production. The short review is yes, it's worth scrimping and saving to buy a pair.

    The long review:
    The tea leaves are pretty, but they emit a...
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    Sticky: Had two teas today, both really caffeinated so......

    Had two teas today, both really caffeinated so...

    Tea number one is the Pu-erh.sk Naka from this year. My first pu-erh.sk fresh tea! The dry leaf was quite pretty and had a strong...
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    Sticky: Some sheng from a baggie, 5g. An isolated label...

    Some sheng from a baggie, 5g. An isolated label found in the box that might go with this sez 1999 Menghai ChaChang Shuilanyin 7542.

    This one threw me for a loop a bit, as it's not quite that...
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    The evening drink of the shu yesterday meant that...

    The evening drink of the shu yesterday meant that my eyes were wide open at 5AM. When I drank my share of the second brew, which was refrigerated overnight, and delicious as well, I was definitely...
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    Sticky: White Whale from white2tea today. With a bit of...

    White Whale from white2tea today. With a bit of rest from travel, I've changed my mind about the baoyan comparison, and now I think it's probably some abandoned Fengqing Tea Factory production. The...
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    2002 zhongcha taipai 7572 brewed western in a big...

    2002 zhongcha taipai 7572 brewed western in a big pot. Very successful. Where other shu often develop this not entirely medicinal-metallic-fermentation funk shu edge and an uncomplex soup, this shu...
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    Sticky: Good pu day today. Had some of that unknown tea...

    Good pu day today. Had some of that unknown tea in that bangwei wrapper. 8 grams this time. Tastes/feels like a lincang that has had a short stretch of humidity, traditional or otherwise, and then...
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    Sticky: My second try at the '02 7542. It's pleasant...

    My second try at the '02 7542. It's pleasant enough, after having been tinned for a week the leaves have mellowed a bit and become sweeter flavored and more sweet. Still has a kind of sharp wood...
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    2009 Dayi v93. I had heard that this was a...

    2009 Dayi v93. I had heard that this was a little funkier than the '08 version way back when. It's definitely still so now. It has more flavor, but it's not so much to the advantage of what is a...
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    Sticky: 90's Yibang from Yangpinhao, originally sold at...

    90's Yibang from Yangpinhao, originally sold at Origin Tea. It's pretty easy to see why Tony doesn't even have this in his gallery (*sniff* goodbye Origintea, you were great...). The tea has the...
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    Sticky: YS 2011 Sanhezhai, deserves what good press it...

    YS 2011 Sanhezhai, deserves what good press it has gotten before. It's not great, but it's more of a proper puerh than the Fengchun, with weight on the tongue and in the mouth. The taste is pretty...
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    Sticky: YS '13 Fengchun, which was sample Lambda. It...

    YS '13 Fengchun, which was sample Lambda. It wasn't all that interesting, except the fact that it had a strongly yang taste, much like that 2011 Dayi JiaJi, but less aromatic and perfume-y. I...
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    Sticky: I opened another one of those YS sample baggies,...

    I opened another one of those YS sample baggies, the M, which goes for YS Nanpozhai '13. I had the 2011 in the summer of 2012, and I guess I repeat myself here. Dry leaf has a very strong aroma. ...
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    Sticky: I had a bit from an anonymous cake (about a...

    I had a bit from an anonymous cake (about a quarter-half cake), baggie said 2013 Year, "bad handwriting" mountain, 130RMB/kg. Now, we all know that 130RMB/kg in 2013 ain't gunna be good. In fact it...
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    Presumably 2012 Dayi Hong Yun. It was okay, but...

    Presumably 2012 Dayi Hong Yun. It was okay, but I didn't really approve of it due to a weak taste in the center. It does have the character I remember from the 2009 cake, with wood, cola, and...
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    Sticky: An unknown tea from a very loosely compressed and...

    An unknown tea from a very loosely compressed and dark bing that had an undamaged wrapper with a big Bangwei Gushu print down the middle. I don't really quite know what to make of this tea. It kind...
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    After the jia ji tuo, I tried some of the 2013 FT...

    After the jia ji tuo, I tried some of the 2013 FT 7572 sold at white2tea. Obviously still some woi dui. Basic shu taste, and doesn't have much in the way of excitement. Later infusions have a hint...
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    Sticky: 2011 Dayi jia ji tuo. Bitter, a little...

    2011 Dayi jia ji tuo. Bitter, a little astringent. Very yang, masculine flavor. It's a nice taste in a cologne sort of way. Not too much depth to it. Or aftertaste/qi. Does have decent...
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